Iron Maiden B747 ‘Ed Force 1’ jets into Adelaide

('ED Force 1' arriving on Rwy.23 from Melbourne)

(‘ED Force 1’ arriving on Rwy.23 from Melbourne)

('ED Force 1' parked at Adelaide Airport on a gloomy morning)

(‘ED Force 1’ parked at Adelaide Airport on a gloomy morning)

Photos by Stefan P (Copyright 2016)

Air Atlanta Icelandic B747-400 TF-AAK which is on lease to Legendary Rock Band ‘Iron Maiden’ jetted into Adelaide arriving from Melbourne at 14.45hrs as ‘Atlanta 666‘. The aircraft is scheduled to continue on to Perth on 13/5/16

As seen in the pictures above, the aircraft is painted in the livery of the legendary bands tour scheme ‘The Book of Souls. Adelaide is the 34th stop on their tour around the world. This is not the 1st time Iron Maiden have painted up a n aircraft, back in 2011 they painted up B757 G-STRX which visited Adelaide on 10/2/11.

This is TF-AAK’s 1st visit to Adelaide, it is also the 3rd ever TF- registered aircraft to visit Adelaide

Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALE (1st visit)

 

(Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALE on pushback ready for its flight back to Doha) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2016)

(Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALE on pushback ready for its flight back to Doha) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2016)

Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALE arrived ex. Doha at 16.30hrs as ‘QR914’. The aircraft returned back to Doha departing at 21.35hrs as ‘QR915’.

This was ALE’s 1st visit to Adelaide. It is also the 4th A350 to ever visit Adelaide.

Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALD (1st visit)

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Photos by Stefan P (Copyright 2016)

Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALD arrived ex. Doha at 16.30hrs as ‘QR914’. The aircraft departed back to Doha departing at 21.35hrs as ‘QR915’.

This was ALD’s 1st visit to Adelaide. It is also the 2nd A350 to ever visit Adelaide.

Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALG (1st visit)

 (Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALG arriving on Rwy.23 as ‘QR914’)

 (Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALG taxiing to the bay as ‘QR914’)

(Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALG on pushback ready for its flight back to Doha as ‘QR915’)

Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2016)

Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALG arrived ex. Doha at 16.40hrs as ‘QR914’. The aircraft returned back to Doha departing at 21.35hrs as ‘QR915’.

This was ALG’s 1st visit to Adelaide. It is also the 2nd A350 to ever visit Adelaide.

Adelaide Airport welcomes Qatar Airways and the A350

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(Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALH approaching Rwy.23 for the 1st time as ‘Qatari 914’)

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(Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALH taxiing tot he bay after arriving as ‘QR914’)

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(Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALH receiving the traditional Water Cannon Salute)

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(Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALH on pushback ready for its flight back to Doha as ‘QR915’) All Photos by Stefan P (Copyright 2016)

Qatar Airways Airbus A350-900 A7-ALH arrived from Doha at 15.55hrs as the inaugural ‘QR914’. The aircraft departed back to Doha at 21.40hrs as ‘QR915‘.

This was an historic event for Adelaide and Australia. Qatar become the 7th airline currently flying to Adelaide, it is currently the longest flight out of Adelaide, it was also the 1st visit of an Airbus A350 to Adelaide as well as the 1st commercial service of an A350 to Australia.

Qatar will fly daily flight to Adelaide arriving at 1700 and departing at 2125 back to Doha using their flagship Airbus 350-900 aircraft which is configured to carry 293 passengers.

Welcome to Adelaide Qatar!!!

Netjets Global 6000 N146QS (1st Visit)

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(NetJets Global 6000 N146QS parked at bay 101 this afternoon) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2016)

Netjets operated Global 6000 N146QS arrived direct from Mumbai at 08.05hrs, after spending the day in Adelaide, the aircraft departed to Sydney at 16.40hrs.

This was the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide, it was the 1st Netjets operated aircraft to visit Adelaide since 7/5/09 when BBJ N127QS made a visit.Netjets operated Global 6000 N146QS arrived direct from Mumbai at 08.05hrs, after spending the day in Adelaide, the aircraft departed to Sydney at 16.40hrs.

Gulfstream 650 N271DV (1st visit)

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(Poplar LLC Gulfstream 650 N271DV parked at Adelaide Airport) Photo by Stefan P Copyright 2016

Poplar LLC Gulfstream 650 N271DV arrived ex. Hobart at 13.50hrs. The aircraft is currently still in Adelaide. No departure details are known as yet.
This is the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide, and it continues Adelaide great run of Gulfstream 650’s making a visit.

Qantas B747-400 VH-OJT makes a visit

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Qantas B747-400 VH-OJT arrived ex.Sydney at 11.05hrs as ‘QF6007′. The aircraft then departed to Darwin at 12.45hrs as ‘QF1364’. It is understood the aircraft was preforming a Defence Force charter up to Darwin.

This was OJT’s 2nd visit to Adelaide. Its one and only previous visit was 21/10/13 whe the aircraft diverted to Adelaide whilst operating ‘QF6’ from Singapore-Sydney

Air Med International Hawker 800 N811AM (1st visit)

Air Med International Hawker 800 N811AM parked at Adelaide Airport)

Air Med International Hawker 800 N811AM parked at Adelaide Airport)

Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2016)

Air Med. International Hawker 800 N811AM arrived from Brisbane at 00.05hrs. After spending the day in Adelaide the aircraft departed back to Birsbane at 15.30hrs.

This was the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide. It was also the 1st foreign medical flight Adelaide has recived in 2016.

VistaJet Malta Global 600 9H-VJJ (1st Visit)

Vista Jet Malta Global 600 9H-VJJ parked at Adelaide Airport)

Vista Jet Malta Global 600 9H-VJJ parked at Adelaide Airport

Photo By Stefan P (Copyright 2016)

VistaJet Malta 9H-VJJ arrived ex. Phuket at 08.00hrs as ‘VJT 822‘. The aircraft stayed in Adelaide for 4 days before departing to Sydney at 08.15hrs on 28/3/16 using the same flight number.

This was VJJ’s 1st visit to Adelaide, it was also the 2nd Vista Jet Malta aircraft to visit Adelaide in 2016.